Rodolfo Stavenhagen was born on August 29, 1932, and died on November 5, 2016.
He was a Mexican sociologist.
Stavenhagen was a professor-researcher at El Colegio de México and former Deputy Director General of UNESCO.
During 2001, Stavenhagen was appointed by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights the first United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people through Resolution 2001/57.
Stavenhagen’s mandate expired 30 April 2008.
Stavenhagen was succeeded by Prof S. James Anaya of the University of Arizona.
In 1982, The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) awarded its Honorary Fellowship to Rodolfo Stavenhagen.
Rodolfo Stavenhagen passed away at 84 years old.